MELBOURNE City Council this week endorsed the proposed municipal strategic statement (MSS) and amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme. The amendment will now be submitted to Victorian Planning Minister Justin Madden for his authorisation to exhibit for public consultation.
The city's original MSS was introduced in 1999 and reviewed in 2004. City of Melbourne has said that a new MSS is required to respond to changes that have occurred since that time, such as altered demographic, economic, social and environmental landscapes; new state government policies and directions; and new local strategic policies.
Future Melbourne Committee (Planning) Chair, Cr Peter Clarke, said the strategy highlighted the need for new development in areas of the city that were vacant, underutilised and requiring repair and rejuvenation, while maintaining established residential areas.
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